February 2018 Non-Fiction Releases

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    Drive Time: Expanded Edition Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing Aaron Sigmond, Jay Leno, Elvis Mitchell, Ariel Adams
    9780847862290 Hardcover ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Clocks & Watches On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
    $115.00 CAD 10.5 x 13 x 1.16 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Rizzoli
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      A century of automotive-inspired watches. This lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines. A detailed look at the development and history of timepieces influenced by automotive design, made in direct partnership with automotive firms or historically important presences in the world of motorsports. A comprehensive index features more than ninety automobile-inspired watches of the early and mid-twentieth century, such as the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco, up through current timepieces such as those found in the Chopard Mille Miglia, Breitling by Bentley, Porsche Design, Hublot Ferrari, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, and IWC Mercedes-Benz AMG collections. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, Drive Time is an invaluable reference for the mechanical connoisseur.
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      Aaron Sigmond is the senior contributing lifestyle editor at Autoweek and editor in chief of Mechanics of Style by Girard-Perregaux. He has written for Revolution: The World’s Ultimate Watch Lifestyle Magazine and aBlogtoWatch.

      Jay Leno is the former host of the Tonight Show and host of Jay Leno’s Garage.

      Elvis Mitchell is a film critic and host of the KCRW radio show The Treatment.

      Ariel Adams is the founder and editor of aBlogtoWatch and author of The World’s Most Expensive Watches.


      Author Residence: Charlotte, NC

      Author Hometown: NYC
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        Marketing: Slideshow (Narrated by author - Jay Leno?)

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      “This rather lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines — cars and watches…. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, DRIVE TIME is a welcome addition to any watch enthusiast’s library.”
      -ABlogtoWatch.com

      Connoisseurs of both timepieces and timeless cars should find parking space on their coffee tables for Drive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing from Rizzoli. The beautifully illustrated tome explores the intricate relationship between automobiles and the mechanical artistry they have inspired in the world of watchmaking.”
       -ROBB REPORT

      A cool new book from RizzoliDrive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing by Aaron Sigmond, explores the connection between cars and watches in a lavishly photographed, near-pornographic fashion.”
      -AskMen.com

      “[Drive Time] takes a thorough - and lavishly illustrated - look at more than a century of automotive-inspired timepieces…an invaluable reference for any mechanical connoisseur, not to mention a good car-guy gift.”   
      -AutoWeek Magazine

      Drive Time looks at the subject of motorsports-related timepieces from a number of different perspectives, which means it offers a lot more than just a chronology of car watches… if you want a well researched, entertaining, and surprisingly complete look at the subject, Drive Time is a great addition to your horological library.” 
      -HODINKEE MAGAZINE
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    Faberge: Treasures of Imperial Russia Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg Géza Von Habsburg et al.
    9780847860630 Hardcover ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Jewelry On Sale Date: February 13, 2018
    $135.00 CAD 9.7 x 12.5 x 1.6 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 4 Canadian Rights: Y Rizzoli Electa
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      Fabergé: Treasures of Imperial Russia. Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg is a lavish volume on the most complete Fabergé collection in the world, with many pieces rarely seen before, from the famous imperial Easter eggs to precious jewelry, enamels, and Russian silver, showcased in the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
       
      Jeweler and goldsmith Carl Fabergé and his firm are renowned for creating the most superbly refined objects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for the nobility and aristocracy of imperial Russia. Exquisite examples of the jeweler’s art, Fabergé’s magnificent Easter eggs, commissioned for the Romanov Imperial family, and other impeccably crafted objects continue to be prized the world over for their incredible craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty.
       
      Now, the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg has gathered the most spectacular and comprehensive treasury of Fabergé objects. This book showcases a wealth of precious objects—from the imperial eggs, delicate jeweled enamel clocks, and picture frames to animals carved out of hardstone and gem-encrusted jewelry and presentation boxes.
       
      With all-new photography of the collection—more than 500 priceless objects in all—alongside stunning images of the majestic Shuvalov Palace, this luxurious volume is a celebration of the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of prerevolutionary Russia and its heritage.
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      Written by internationally known authors and leading experts: Géza von Habsburg, Tatiana Muntian, Valentin Skurlov, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Kieran McCarthy, Mark Schaffer, Irina Buseva-Davydova, Alexander von Solodkoff, and Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya.

      Author Residence: Bronxville NY; Moscow, Russia

      Author Hometown: New York; Moscow, Russia
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        Publicity: We will reach a wide audience through diverse magazines including the Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, W, Elle, Vogue, Book Forum

        We’ll see reviews in art magazines like Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Smithsonian, Print, iD, Whitewall, etc.

        General interest magazines like Vice, Juxtapoz, Bullett, Paper, Nylon, Wax Poetics, Complex, YRB, The Last Magazine, Vibe, Inked, Clear, Flaunt, The Fader, SOMA, Bust, Tokion, etc.

        Online: gothamist.com, artinfo.com, salon.com, flavorpill.com, urbandaddy.com, huffingtonpost.com, boingboing, werd.com, thirteen.org (PBS-NY), typo-graphical.com, hypebeast.com, slamxhype.com, selectism.com, highsnobiety.com, kempt.com, lifeandtimes.com, freshnessmag.com, uncrate.com, stupiddope.com, themillions.com, etc.

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    Built The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures Roma Agrawal
    9781635570229 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date: February 13, 2018 Print Run: 25000
    $37.00 CAD 6.49 x 9.47 x 1.07 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury USA
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      Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

      The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building.

      While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

      InBuilt, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimizetragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories,Builtoffers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

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      Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer who builds BIG--bridges, sculptures, train stations, and skyscrapers, including western Europe's tallest tower, the Shard. A tireless promoter of engineering, scientific, and technical careers to young people, particularly underrepresented groups such as women, she has advised policymakers and governments on science education and has given talks to thousands around the world at universities, schools, and organizations, including two for TEDx. She is a television presenter and writes articles about engineering, education, and leadership. Her awards for technical prowess and success in promoting the profession include the Institution of Structural Engineers' Young Structural Engineer of the Year Award and the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Rooke Award.Built is her first book. She grew up in Ohio, New York, and Mumbai, and now lives in London.

      romatheengineer.com / @RomaTheEngineer

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      "Agrawal is a rarity: a female structural engineer in an adamantly male profession. A self-proclaimed ‘geek,’ she shares her discoveries far above and below ground... She will inspire young women who are considering a career in engineering." -New York Times Book Review

      "Roma Agrawal'sBuilt . . .aims to show us how things work in a world of structures we largely take for granted . . . her book infects us with the passion she feels for what she does . . . [and] conveys insight into the built environment in an unusually accessible style—the kind of insight that will help lay readers look differently at the world around them." -Wall Street Journal

      “A full-throated celebration of structural engineering . . . [Built] is globally inclusive, provides personal insight into the life and achievements of a broadly accomplished female structural engineer, and teaches key engineering concepts in an approachable and engaging way.” -Science Magazine

      "Makes engineering concepts easy to understand . . . [Agrawal] asks to reader to dream with her, look at the world before a problem is solved, then rejoice in the solution and all that it has meant to us as heirs of earlier genius. In short, she does the almost impossible; she makes engineering fun." -Manhattan Book Review

      "Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories,Builtoffers a simply fascinating and impressively informative history of architecture, a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives." -Midwest Book Review

      "Roma makes the complex principles of structural engineering accessible to everyone with clear explanations and engaging illustrations. It has made me suddenly look at every building I pass by in a new way!" -Ellen Stofan, former Chief Scientist at NASA

      "Built is a terrific book--a necessary reminder of the wonderful human ingenuity behind the world's greatest engineering projects, from Roman aqueducts to London's magnificent Shard, which stands on foundations designed by the author herself. Lively, informative and exciting,Built will inspire readers of every stripe." -Erica Wagner, author of CHIEF ENGINEER

      "So many marvels of architecture involve feats of engineering that all too often go unsung. Roma Agrawal sets out to change that withBuilt, a passionate, often personal love letter to the science of structure that merges history, science, and storytelling. Whether exploring the ruins of Pompeii and the elegance of Bruneschelli's famous dome, plumbing the depths of sewers and tunnels, or gleaning insight into materials from baking a pineapple upside down cake, she takes the reader on a fantastic journey that will change the way you look at all the structures you take for granted." -Jennifer Ouellette, author of THE CALCULUS DIARIES and ME, MYSELF, AND WHY

      "Roma Agrawal'sBuilt is a book about real engineering written by a real engineer who can really write." -Henry Petroski, author of THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE

      "A delightful introduction to the science of engineering and those key in its development." -Kirkus Reviews

      "Agrawal will vividly inform, enthuse, and inspire readers." -Booklist

      "Structural engineer Agrawal introduces engineering to the masses in this enthusiastic, easy-to-read primer to her field of work . . . the book successfully communicates the author's love of engineering and the extraordinary impact of her profession on the everyday lives of people." -Publishers Weekly

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    Val d'Europe A City Vision Maurice Culot, Bernard Durand-Rival
    9788831728010 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning Publication Date: February 20, 2018
    $40.00 CAD 10.5 x 7.5 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Marsilio
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      The thrilling urban experience of creating and developing a new city in France.

      Val d’Europe is a new city created in 1987, located next to the first tourist destination in Europe, Disneyland Paris.

      The challenge of this unique architectural and urban experience was to design, ex nihilo, a city that simultaneously represents beauty, practicality, and sustainability, creating social diversity without architectural discrimination, limiting the use of vehicles, and responding to ecological imperatives.
      This book presents, without concealing the difficulties, the process that was put into place in order to achieve the same urban quality as Europe’s most beautiful cities.
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      Maurice Culot, architect, city planner, and editor, is president of the European group Arcas, the Foundation for Architecture in Brussels, the Modern Architecture Archives, and the triennial Philippe Rotthier European Prize for Architecture. Bernard Durand-Rival joined the architecture and city planning teams of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A. in 1998. He has since ensured the creative responsibility of the city planning for the new city of Val d’Europe.

      Author Residence: France

      Author Hometown: France
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        Publicity: Print publicity will focus on general interest and professional architecture and shelter media: Architectural Record, Metropolis, Residential Architect, I.D., Architectural Digest, Architect’s Newspaper, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Town & Country, Elle Décor, Newsweek, TIME, Metropolitan Home.

        Online Publicity: archinect.com, designlink.com, archnewsnow.com, cdecor.com, archidose.org, etc.
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    9781786270573 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / General On Sale Date: February 06, 2018 Print Run: 3400
    $72.00 CAD 8.88 x 11.5 x 1.25 in | 500 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Combining a fascinating, thought-provoking and – above all – readable text with over 800 photographs, plans, and sections, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike.

      Organized largely as a chronology, chapters necessarily overlap to allow for the discrete examination of key themes including typologies, movements, and biographical studies, as well as the impact of evolving technology and country-specific influences.
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      Colin Davies was Professor of Architectural Theory at London Metropolitan University and is the author of several books, includingKey Houses of the Twentieth Century andThinking About Architecture (both Laurence King). He has also written monographs on the work of Michael Hopkins, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Norman Foster, and contributes to architectural journals worldwide.
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    Oscar Niemeyer: The Mondadori Building Roberto Dulio, Roland Halbe
    9788891815101 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms On Sale Date: May 01, 2018
    $80.00 CAD 9.8 x 11 x 0.9 in | 172 pages Carton Quantity: 11 Electa
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      The first official book on the most important Italian building by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of the leaders of modern architecture.

      With a step-by-step study, the volume tells the story of the construction, near the city of Milan, of Niemeyer’s building, now headquarters of Mondadori Editorial Group. A collection of never-before-seen architectural plans, original drawings, and unpublished sketches offers a fascinating look at the architect’s work and a tool for all who wish to deepen their knowledge of Oscar Niemeyer’s works.

      The volume is enlivened by an extraordinary photographic shoot by Roland Halbe, an international architectural photographer who captures every detail that makes this spectacular building a harmonious set and an example of indissoluble integration between form and structure, still considered one of the most unique and elegant works ever made by the Brazilian architect.
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      Roberto Dulio has published works on modern and contemporary architecture and historiography; a contributor to Casabella, Domus and the Giornale dell’architettura, he is also author of the book Giovanni Michelucci 1891–1990 published by Electa in 2006, and many other volumes.

      Author Residence: Milan, Italy

      Author Hometown: Milan, Italy
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        Publicity: We will target the serious architecture press including Architectural Record, Architect’s Newspaper, Architect Magazine, and general shelter and culture publications who have strong architecture coverage like Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Veranda, the New York Times/T Magazine, etc

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    The Age of Spectacle Adventures in Architecture and the 21st-Century City Tom Dyckhoff
    9781847946522 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning On Sale Date: February 27, 2018
    $42.95 CAD 6.28 x 9.5 x 1.34 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 14 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Books
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      In Dubai, a luxury apartment block is built in the shape of a giant iPod. In China, President Xi Jinping denounces the trend of constructing ‘bizarre’ new buildings in wacky shapes and colours. In Cincinnati, celebrity architect Zaha Hadid is paid millions to design a single ‘iconic’ structure – with the hope of single-handedly transforming the region’s ailing fortunes. These incidents are all part of the same story: the rise of the age of spectacle.

      Over the last fifty years, there has been a revolution in how our cities operate. In The Age of Spectacle, Tom Dyckhoff tells the story of how architecture became obsessed with the flashy, the monumental and the ostentatious – and how we all have to live with the consequences. Exploring cityscapes from New York to Beijing, and from Bilbao to Portsmouth, Dyckhoff shows that we are not just witnessing a new kind of building: we are living through a fundamental transformation in how our urban spaces work. The corporate explosion of the last few decades has fundamentally shifted the relationship between architects, politicians and cities’ inhabitants, fostering innovative new kinds of engineering and design, but also facilitating ill-conceived vanity projects and commercial power-grabs.

      Timely, passionate and bursting with new ideas, The Age of Spectacle is both an examination of how twenty-first century cities work, and a manifesto for a radically new kind of urbanism. Our cities, Dyckhoff shows, can thrive in the age of spectacle – but only if they engage us not just with dazzling structures, but by responding to the needs of the people who inhabit them.


      ’First class. Finally, a book that nails the iconic movement – Tom Dyckhoff’s The Age of Spectacle is the book that I wish I had written.’ Simon Jenkins

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      Tom Dyckhoff is one of Britain’s best-known commentators on architecture and urbanism. He is the presenter of The Great Interior Design Challenge and the Radio 4 series The Design Dimension. He was previously architecture and design critic for BBC2’s flagship arts programme The Culture Show and architecture critic of The Times. He presented The Secret Life of Buildings for Channel 4, and his seven-part BBC 2 series, Saving Britain’s Past, examined Britain’s obsession with heritage. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute for British Architects, Dyckhoff has written widely for publications including the Guardian, GQ, Wallpaper, and the New Statesman. He lives in London.
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    Arquitectonica Alastair Gordon, Ian Volner
    9780847859993 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms On Sale Date: July 03, 2018
    $115.00 CAD 10.02 x 13.75 x 1.8 in | 402 pages Carton Quantity: 4 Rizzoli
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      A major new evaluation of the trailblazing Miami-based architecture firm upon the advent of its fortieth anniversary. Arquitectonica is the design firm that put Miami on the map for the cool, hip, very now architecture that was first celebrated on TV in Miami Vice. Since their founding four decades ago, the firm has grown exponentially in stature, and its energies have only increased.

      Arquitectonica is a major presence on the world architectural stage, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Dubai, Lima, and São Paulo. Founded in 1977, the firm received critical and popular attention and acclaim almost from its inception, thanks to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape. Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear continue to this day exploring and pushing the limits of materials and design with their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color.

      The first book on this major international architectural design firm since Rizzoli’s own Arquitectonica (2004), this volume is a retrospective of the firm’s forty-year history, considering its earliest projects—the archetypal and hugely influential Pink House and Babylon Apartments—to Regalia Condominium tower, its twenty-first-century masterwork of undulant glass and steel.
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      Alastair Gordon is contributing editor for architecture and design at WSJ Magazine.

      Author Residence: New York, NY; Miami, FL; Milford, CT
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        Marketing: Author video of work and projects

        Author launch event TBD



        Publicity: Shelter press such as Arch Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Vernada, etc.

        Architecture press to include Architect’s Newspaper, New Urban News, Dwell, Architectural Record, etc.

        Regional press to include C Magazine, Angeleno, NY Magazine (Design Hunting) Sunset Magazine, etc.

        Newspaper’s home sections will include NY Times, WSJ, LA Times, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, SF Chronicle, NY Post, etc.

        Design/style sites such as 1stdibs.com, Rue, Lonny, Matchbook, peak of chic, stylesaloniste.com, etc. Architecture sites such as Archinect.com, archidose.com, Archnewsnow.com, dexigner.com, Architects & Artisans, etc.

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    Modern Forms A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture Nicolas Grospierre, Adam Mazur, Alona Pardo, Elias Redstone
    9783791384313 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / History On Sale Date: May 08, 2018
    $32.50 CAD 7.88 x 9.13 x 0.92 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Prestel
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      Form precedes function in this stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre. At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre’s photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. These images range from iconic buildings, such as the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis and the Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development in Kiev, to little-known structures such as the Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania or Oscar Niemeyer’s unfinished International Fair Grounds in Tripoli. Derived from his popular blog, A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, and organized by architectural form, this book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, especially in public institutions such as banks, churches, libraries, and government buildings. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognized, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Grospierre’s keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways.
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      NICOLAS GROSPIERRE was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale for his joint exhibition in the Polish Pavilion with Kobas Laksa. His work has been exhibited across the world, including displays of ’Modern Forms’ at the Architectural Association, London, and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

      Author Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
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        Coordinate social media campaign with author/photographer

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      Modern Forms…a coffee-table volume that must be one of the fanciest Tumblr-to-book projects ever. Grospierre walks us around the world through modern architecture in a meander organized not geographically or historically, but visually…It’s no surprise that Grospierre is a hit on Tumblr, which has a thing for architectural decay porn — there’s nothing it loves more than an abandoned amusement park. This artist is no voyeur, though: he’s providing a valuable service by contextualizing these buildings, by documenting them, and by bringing some minor landmarks (particularly those from the former Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc) to the attention of a wider audience.”

      The Tangential
      “Photographed and compiled by Nicolas Grospierre, this is a stunning achievement that is much more than just a book of architectural photographs. This is a compendium of some of the most well known and not so well known structures of the 20th century, handpicked by an individual who has traveled the world in search of interesting, innovative and important structures. From monuments to bus stops, we have not seen a collection quite like this before.”

      The Brvtalist
      “For the past 15 years, Nicolas Grospierre has traveled the globe documenting modern architecture. Now the Geneva-born, Warsaw-based photographer has compiled his striking images, many of which have never before been published, in a new book, Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture. It contains nearly 200 photographs arranged by form, rather than geography, allowing Grospierre to create a complete look at the many ways that architecture follows political and social ideologies.”

      Architectural Digest
      “The sometimes-subtle distinction between the celebrated and the banal intrigues the Swiss-born photographer Nicolas Grospierre. For over a decade, he’s traveled the world documenting modern structures—those constructed between 1920 and 1989—as a visual record of the failures and successes, and the humble and iconic designs of the era. He has compiled 200 photographs in a new book called Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture. …Modernism was intended as a vehicle to promote social good and guarantee good design for the masses. To that end, Grospierre focuses on structures like churches, bus stops, sports centers, and mass housing projects. Many of them were built under Communist regimes. While modernism’s lofty social and ideological mission never fulfilled expectations, its formal exercises continued to evolve over the decades. Grospierre’s photographs show how architects in less-covered places like the Crimean peninsula, Baltic countries, and Middle East explored crazy shapes and silhouettes in hopes of tapping into the idealized vision of progress through design.”

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    Series: Shire Library
    London's Statues and Monuments Revised Edition Peter Matthews
    9781784422561 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / History On Sale Date: February 20, 2018 Print Run: 3000
    $27.00 CAD 5.9 x 7.7 x 0.75 in | 264 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Shire Publications
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      The streets and public spaces of London are rich with statues and monuments commemorating the city’s great figures and events – from Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square and Sir Christopher Wren’s Great Fire Monument to the charming Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. Executed in stone, bronze and a range of other materials, London’s statues and monuments include work by some of the world’s greatest sculptors. This newly revised book takes account of the many statues erected between 2012 and 2017, including those of Mary Seacole at St Thomas’ Hospital and Amy Winehouse in Camden.London’s Statues and Monuments is a fully illustrated guide to these artworks and their stories: sometimes surprising and occasionally controversial, but always fascinating.
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      Peter Matthews worked for many years for the London Tourist Board. During this time he studied to become a registered London Blue Badge Guide and until recently worked at the Museum of London. He has also writtenLondon's Bridges andWho's Buried Where in London for Shire.
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